On this tour you will come in direct contact with the Amazonian culture through authentic interaction with different indigenous communities of the three bordering countries: Colombia, Peru and Brazil. You will learn to identify some of the medicinal plants, sleep in a jungle camp and fish in the Amazonian rivers. “We are dedicated to creating the most unique travel experiences in the Colombia Amazon while supporting the indigenous communities of the area.”We mainly use the services provided by the indigenous communities of the area, which does not only provide the traveller with a direct cultural experience but also generates income for the original inhabitants. To increase our positive impact, we also donate school material to the indigenous community of Ticuna de San Martin de Amacayaca.
ItineraryDay 1: MalocaStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentAfter welcoming you at the airport and having lunch at the local restaurant “Tierras Amazonicas”, where you can try typical dishes of the tri-border Amazon region, leaving our main luggage in a secure place in Leticia we take a taxi 16 kilometers down the road leading to Terapacá, where we will begin an ecological walk in the jungle to the indigenous Wairuro community. During the walk you will learn about timber trees, medicinal plants of the region and the various indigenous cultures and practices.Upon reaching the traditional longhouse or motherhouse, known to the natives of the region as a place where meetings and traditional festivals are held, you will be received by the shaman or leader in charge. He will speak about the importance of this place within the tribe and the sacred substances that are used there such as Mambe, Coca, Rape, Ambil and ground tobacco. This is followed by a visit to the “chagra”, the place where traditional crops such as cassava, banana, pineapple, the coca plant and tobacco are grown. You will get the chance to learn about regional cuisine while preparing dinner with community members.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: in hammocksDay 2: Tikuna de San MartinStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentBreakfast is followed by the hike back to the road where a taxi will be taking us back to Leticia. A 50km speedboat ride up the Amazon River follows until we reach the entrance to the Amacayacu River near the Amacayacu National Park, the first National Park in the Colombian Amazon, where we switch boats. Our journey continues on a wooden boat up along the Amacayacu River for approximately 45 Minutes until we reach the native community of Tikuna de San Martin, where we will be welcomed with a traditional dance. After lunch we have time to explore the village, swim in the Amacayacu River or learn some Ticuna words while preparing dinner with the host family.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: either in rooms with double beds (couples) or a room with multiple beds (groups)Day 3: Jungle CampingStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentWe have breakfast with the local host family and then take a 2h boat ride up the Amacayacu River to find a good camping spot. We will set up the camp area and do a 1 hour ecological walk, where you will continue learning about various aspects of the Amazon jungle before we have lunch in the camp. In the afternoon you can go fishing and further explore the jungle. At night we will go on a walk in order to see the various animals and insects hidden during the day. We will prepare a fire and have a barbecue.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: in hammocksDay 4: Benjamin Constante and ZacambuStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentAfter breakfast and taking down the camp we head back to Leticia from where we will continue our journey for approximately 4 hours along the Amazon and Javary Rivers towards Benjamin Constant in Brazil, where we will have lunch. In the afternoon we will arrive to Zacambu, a small community inhabited by Peruvian and Brazilian fisherman. Here we can relax, go Piranha fishing or Caiman watching.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: either in rooms with double beds (couples) or a room with multiple beds (groups)Day 5: LeticiaStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentWe will have breakfast early in the morning and take the public boat to Leticia. We then can either drop you off in town or take you to the airport.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.